Tag: Frugality

Time for the reckoning

Time for the reckoning

I HAVE DEFENDED!! DOCTOR!!   I have been very fortunate to have secured a good paying government job before graduation. So, happy ending, right? Well, not exactly. All of this schoolin’ has cost my family dearly. School comes with a great opportunity cost. I finished undergraduate in 2010 and could […]

Figuring it out. With bonus brunch recipe

Figuring it out. With bonus brunch recipe

I am one week into my new routine. I am working on these goals: stronger willpower, more family closeness, and more productivity. Stronger willpower. I had some ridiculous successes in this one! I went to bed early every night. I got up before 6 am. I was sick on Friday […]

We’ll always have laundry!

We’ll always have laundry!

We are packing and getting ready to move, and everyone gets into the act. However, I am trying to get pictures of projects before I pack them up. Today I want to show off my laundry. First I must apologize for the quality of the pics. I am not good […]

Why we can’t have nice things!!

Why we can’t have nice things!!

I am plodding away in the home decoration department. I promise I will post pictures when it is done. However, I had something happen on Friday that fired me up for a blog post. Caution, this may cover a lot of territory!! See those dogs? Cute, no? Well…let me tell […]

January is almost over

January is almost over

Taking my computer to work was helpful. I brought it home for the weekend. But overall my productivity was pretty good this week. This weekend is a different story and if they awarded prizes for procrastination, I would be in the running for sure! Getting up early to get on […]

The rabbit hole attention span

The rabbit hole attention span

One of the best ways I can save us tons of money is to finish my program as quickly as possible and get a real grown up job. When I do I can stop the borrowing and start the earning and paying off. This is at least 2 1/2 years […]

Things to do while bored

Things to do while bored

In my last post, I mentioned our new list of activities. This is now posted on the refrigerator and may give the boys some ideas when they are feeling bored. We have also created a shared dropbox folder where all family meeting notes and documents go, so they can pull […]

Socks and computer stuff (two great posts rolled into one!)

Socks and computer stuff (two great posts rolled into one!)

As I mentioned last week, socks get eaten here. It is also cold, not getting above 30 degrees all week. I decided to go sock hunting. We are fans of thick socks, which cost more. A little online sleuthing netted me a deal! I perused the clearance bin and found […]

Organization and saving money

Organization and saving money

I am learning the hard way how expensive disorganization can be. Last year (sometime) we discovered that a camera cannot go through the washing machine and come out functional. It just doesn’t happen. So, when a camera is left in a pocket and that pocket endures the heat, agitation, and […]

Grocery day

Grocery day

We are trying to bring the grocery bill down. Last week we did a really big shop, so this week it was more fill in. We stayed in town and only hit three stores-the IGA, Safeway, and Dollar Tree. The Dude and I both went through our Safeway Just 4 […]